Have You or Someone You Loved Suffered From Injuries Relating to Takata Airbags?
Our team is taking claims that Takata airbags are faulty and are causing severe injury to passengers. If you or a loved one has been injured from a defective Takata airbag, contact us today by filling out our free, no-obligation form to speak with our litigation team.
Takata airbags have been one of the most widely used brands of airbags in automobiles. These airbags have also been subject to one of the largest auto safety recall in the nation’s history with over 125 million vehicles included. This large recall due to dangerous effects of these airbags had been cause to at least 20 fatalities and more than 180 injuries throughout the nation. This led to a very large lawsuit against the manufacturers and companies that use these airbags.
Separate from Takata’s major exploding airbag recall and lawsuit, there is a new defect that is being recalled. This recall is lesser known, but is now becoming the subject of a new Takata airbag lawsuit.
Takata Airbag Lawsuit
A new defect was recently revealed that has led to additional recalls of around 3 million vehicles due to potentially defective Takata airbag inflators. These include older models of vehicles from brands such as BMW, Audi, Honda, Ford, Toyota, and Subaru. This new recall covers different airbags than Takata’s initial exploding airbags that were recalled.
This airbags defects are related to the Non-Azide Driver Inflators (NADI). These inflators are not being made with sufficient seals and these seals can deteriorate over time if exposed to humidity and moisture. This is causing the inflators to possibly explode too quickly leading the airbags to rupture. When they rupture, these airbags can blast metal fragments at the car’s passengers, causing serious injury. They could also fail to deploy properly which can be dangerous to the car’s passengers during a car accident.
According to ABC News reports, Takata is recalling an additional 10 million airbags due to this defect. They claim to have produced millions of the inflators that are causing disfunction, but they believe the majority of the airbags were installed in older vehicles that are not used as often anymore.
The NHTSA gives warning about this new 2019 Takata recall and is urging people to check if their vehicle is included by typing in your vehicle identification number (VIN) on their website.
Harmful Effects of Takata Airbags
Takata airbags have many flaws that include exploding and blasting passengers with metal fragments and potentially not working at all. The most recent recall of Takata airbags that is included in this new litigation includes both effects. Some other side effects that come from harm of a Takata airbag can include:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Broken or fractured bones
- Broken teeth
- Loss of vision
- Vocal cord injuries
- Blood loss
- Permanent disfigurement
- Hearing loss or impairment
- Brain Injuries
- Pregnancy injuries
- Nerve damage
- Facial, neck, or limb paralysis
Seek Compensation For Your Injuries
If you or a loved one has been severely injured by a Takata airbag, you may be eligible to receive compensation for damages. In order to be eligible to participate in this new litigation and receive compensation for your injuries, you must have a car that was included in the Takata airbag recall and have been severely injured as a result of these airbags.
Enter your vehicle’s VIN at https://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls to find out if your vehicle is included in the Takata airbag recall.
If you think you have met the criteria mentioned above and may be eligible to participate in a Takata Lawsuit, it is important that you talk with an experienced attorney right away about your potential claim.
Takata Airbag Lawyers
At McEwen Law Firm, our legal team has extensive experience in mass tort litigation and is dedicated to holding companies and manufacturers accountable for their actions. We take pride in making sure our clients are fully compensated for their injuries and suffering. Our firm has received over $500 million in damages for our clients through many different types of litigations.
If you believe you may be eligible to participate in a Takata Airbag lawsuit, please contact us right away by filling out our free, no-obligation contact form.
No fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.